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Monk, MeredithMeredith Monk performance, July, 1975. (July 23, 1975)

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Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, performs Our Lady of Late. Monk's vocals are accompanied by wine glass and percussion.


This audio is part of the collection: Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
It also belongs to collection: Audio Books & Poetry

Artist/Composer: Monk, Meredith
Date: 1975-07-23 00:00:00
Label / Recorded by: Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

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Reviewer: brewster - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 1, 2004
Subject: Haunting and great voice control
If you have not listened to Meredith Monk before, I recommend it. Her style of music is abstract and eclectic, and her voice control brings a large range of sounds and effects to the medium.

I dont think I can make it out in this recording, but she is able to control her singing in the harmonic high notes made popular by the Tuvan throat singers. I believe this is quite difficult because the harmonics are created by beating two tones against each other, so small changes make large effects.